July 2012


Substantial undersupply opens opportunities in French student housing market

Substantial undersupply opens opportunities in French student housing market

30 July 2012

In a new research report international real estate advisor Savills identifies that there is a significant supply/demand imbalance in the French student housing market, creating a window of opportunity for investors and developers.

 
 
Overseas students open opportunities for Italian student housing market, says Savills

Overseas students open opportunities for Italian student housing market, says Savills

30 July 2012

In a new report international real estate advisor Savills finds that the number of foreign students in Italy has grown by 121% over the past decade with more than half of new international students arriving from non-Euro countries, including 20% from Asia.

 
 
Growing supply/demand imbalance on Spanish student housing market, says Savills

Growing supply/demand imbalance on Spanish student housing market, says Savills

30 July 2012

Savills new report on Spain’s student housing market finds that a combination of high student hall occupancy rates, a fall in development completions and rising student registrations highlights a growing supply/demand imbalance in the emerging real estate sector.

 
 
German offices see prime rents rise as vacancy rates fall

German offices see prime rents rise as vacancy rates fall

26 July 2012

According to research by Savills, sustained demand for space in Germany’s six main office markets of Berlin, Dϋsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne and Munich combined with low development completion levels in the first half of 2012 pushed the average vacancy rate down to 9.3% in H1 2012, from 10.4% in H1 2011.

 
 
German residential portfolios market on target to hit €10 billion by year end according to Savills

German residential portfolios market on target to hit €10 billion by year end according to Savills

25 July 2012

International real estate advisor Savills predicts that the German residential portfolios market is on track to reach a total turnover of €10 billion in 2012, with €6.13bn already invested in the first six months of the year.  The firm’s data shows that the H1 2012 total is the highest in five years and marks a 75% rise on H1 2011, when the investment volume reached €3.50bn.

 
 
Ireland’s Clare Inn Hotel sells for €2.1 million

Ireland’s Clare Inn Hotel sells for €2.1 million

23 July 2012

Savills has represented receiver Grant Thornton on the sale of Clare Inn Hotel, near Limerick, for €2.1m to Dromoland Castle.

 
 
Dublin’s prime retail market stable as occupancy hits 100% on Henry/Mary Street

Dublin’s prime retail market stable as occupancy hits 100% on Henry/Mary Street

18 July 2012

According to Savills latest report on Dublin’s prime retail locations of Henry/Mary and Grafton Streets, the Irish capital is experiencing continued stability with occupancy levels reaching 100% on Henry/Mary Street and 98% on Grafton Street.

 
 
Italian fashion company Calzedonia takes German HQ in Düsseldorf

Italian fashion company Calzedonia takes German HQ in Düsseldorf

17 July 2012

Italian fashion label Calzedonia SPA, advised by Savills, has strengthened its presence in Germany with the acquisition of 400 sq m of office space at Neuer Zollhof 3, in Düsseldorf’s harbour district from a Norwegian fund landlord.  

 
 
Italian retailer opens new German HQ in Düsseldorf

Italian retailer opens new German HQ in Düsseldorf

09 July 2012

Italian fashion label Replay, advised by international real estate advisor Savills, has taken approximately 1,600 sq m of office space and a showroom in a converted grain storage building in Düsseldorf harbour.

 
 

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